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7 — Kentucky’s ranking in KenPom’s Adjusted Defense rating.  UCLA is ranked 79th.

7-6 — Kentucky’s all-time record vs. UCLA.  Calipari is 3-3 vs. the Bruins and Alford is 3-2 vs. Kentucky. They’ve met only twice in the NCAA Tournament: UCLA defeated UK in the 1975 title game and UK defeated UCLA in the Sweet 16 on their way to a National Championship in 1998.

10 — Turnovers UCLA has committed in two NCAA Tournament games.  Kentucky has 19 in the tournament.  The first time the two teams played, Kentucky won the turnover battle, committing 9 turnovers to UCLA’s 18.

11 — Number of Sweet 16 wins by John Calipari, the second-most by any coaches remaining, one behind Roy Williams.  Steve Alford is 0-3 in the Sweet 16.

13.8, 10.5 —  Bam’s average in points and rebounds during Kentucky’s 13-game winning streak.  He has five double-doubles during the streak, with a double-double in both NCAA tourney games.

15 — Consecutive games John Calipari has won in the FedEx Forum dating back to his 25-point win over Tulsa in the 2009 Conference-USA Tournament final.

76 — Lonzo Ball’s shooting percentage through two NCAA Tournament games.  He’s only missed four shots, and two of them were three-pointers.

19 — Malik Monk’s three-point shooting percentage in the month of March.

19.6 — Points per game De’Aaron Fox is averaging since the regular season finale at Texas A&M.

21.6 —  How many assists UCLA records a game, the most in the NCAA since Kentucky won the 1996 National Championship.

42 — The opponents’ average field goal shooting percentage for both teams.

56.1 — UCLA’s average field goal shooting percentage in the NCAA Tournament.  Their 52.1 shooting percentage this season is the highest in the nation.

175.4 — The two teams combined average points per game.  The over/under in Vegas is 166, depending on the outlet.

 

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR